Your Kids’ Next Favorite Legos Will Honor the Women of NASA
After decades of having their story overlooked, the women of NASA have finally solidified their place in history. The world learned about Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson when Hidden Figures hit theaters, and now these powerful women will be making an appearance in your children’s toy box.
Lego announced on Tuesday that it will honor the Women of NASA with a new set, which was created by a fan designer, Maia Weinstock. The new product features Johnson as well as NASA employees Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride, Nancy Grace Roman, and Mae Jemison, celebrating women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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While the final product has yet to be created, these photos of Weinstock’s design give a pretty clear idea of what the new set will look like. “We’re really excited to be able to introduce Maia’s Women of NASA set for its inspirational value as well as build and play experience,” the company said in a release.
This is a big week for Johnson, as the news comes after she made a special appearance at Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony, where she was honored for her lifetime of work at the space station.
Look out for more details on the inspirational set later this year.